Possible dangers posed by glass cookware lids are in the spotlight again following a recall in the States of certain Meyer Circulon lids.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the lid for a 5 quart sauté pan included in a 13-piece Circulon Premier Professional cookware set. The lid, which is 11in in diameter with a rubber and stainless steel handle and metal rim, can crack, break or shatter during use and pose cut hazards to consumers.
The cookware sets were manufactured in China and Thailand, and sold exclusively via Costco stores and Costco.com between October 2011 and March 2012.
No injuries have been reported although Meyer has received 65 reports of broken lids, with around 4,600 sets being sold in total.
This is not the first time that glass cookware lids have sounded alarm bells. In January 2011 Le Creuset recalled a number of lids sold for use with its Toughened Non-Stick frypans because it was found that they could crack in use. And between 2008 and 2010 consumers in the US continued to lodge complaints about exploding glass lids on their Wolfgang Puck cookware.
Meanwhile, earlier this month Meyer issued a UK recall on one of its pressure cookers which has a faulty pressure regulator.